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Graduation ceremony awards ‘leadership and management’ in health

12 graduates from the Gibraltar Health Authority’s, School of Health Studies and Kingston University, received their Masters Degrees in Leadership and Management in Health. The graduates came from a variety of backgrounds within the GHA such as Dental, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pathology, Radiography, Ambulance, and School of Health Studies.

Minister for Gilbert Licudi attended the graduation ceremony on Friday together with the Dean, Faculty and Pro-Vice Chancellor, Professor Ron Tuninga from Kingston University London, as well as the Principal Dr Ron Coram, Head of School of Health Studies, Professor Ian Peate, Mrs Janet Lane, Senior Nurse Tutor and Mrs Noleen Jones, Lecturer.

The ceremony was the culmination of two years’ part-time study for those who obtained an ‘MSc in Leadership and Management in Health’. These included: Wayne Barton;  Rosalind Borastero Lezano; Adrian Gerada; Damian Ghio; Audrey Olivares-Smith; Tyrone Smith; Bryce Soiza; Kevin Pizarro; Dr Fabian Morillo; Ezzard Mir and James Vinales, who achieved a Postgraduate Diploma.

The Health Minister Neil Costa said that: “Working, studying and sacrificing personal time, takes an enormous amount of effort, perseverance and commitment. One must be totally dedicated and highly motivated in order to reach the very high standards set by the medical profession. This not only includes clinical work but leadership and management skills throughout the GHA.”

Mr Costa described it as a unique and important opportunity to help facilitate locally based succession planning by equipping staff with the right balance of experience, skill, knowledge, and academic study, so that they may compete for senior levels in management.

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